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Brown-out incoming.

U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit provide security as a Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares to land during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel training exercise at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The expeditionary unit was deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group.

(DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Lonzo-Grei D. Thornton, U.S. Marine Corps, 6 JAN 2014.)

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U.S. Marines storm the beach under the security of ROK amphibious assault vehicles during a rehearsal for the amphibious assault portion of exercise Ssang Yong 2014 at Dokseok, Republic of Korea March 29. Ssang Yong demonstrates the ROK-U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ responsive amphibious and expeditionary capabilities from the sea. Forward-deployed and forward-based U.S. Marine forces, in conjunction with U.S. allies, have the unique ability to provide rapid force deployment for the full range of military operations, specifically in the Pacific region. The Marines are with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.

(U. S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony J. Kirby/Released)

A U.S. Marine with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit fires blanks from an M240B machine gun to stop a suspicious vehicle during an embassy reinforcement exercise at a training area near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 26, 2013. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson, U.S. Air Force/Released)

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4th Marine Regiment during Integrated Training Exercise (HD)  – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmfvsm4OFj0

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, conduct the mechanized assault course portion of their Integrated Training Exercise at Range 210 Jan. 23, 2012. The MAC utilized M1A1 Abrams Tanks from 1st Tank Battalion, light armored vehicles from 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance and assault amphibious vehicles from 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, to repel a simulated enemy.

NOW ZAD VALLEY, Afghanistan (Dec. 9, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Rashad Collians, assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, watches his field of fire in the Now Zad Valley, Afghanistan. Marines and Sailors are clearing the area of Taliban presence so the local population may return to their homes. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel M. Moman/Released)

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Celebrating thirty-three years of making China nervous.

[1] Royal Thai and Republic of Korea amphibious assault vehicles lay a smoke screen during an amphibious demonstration at Hat Yao Beach.

[2] A ROK Marine assists in securing the beachhead during the assault demonstration.

[3] U.S. Marine Cpl. Jacob Obrienflasch, left, and Sgt. David Wainright, stand in formation alongside Republic of Korea Marine Corps at Hat Yao Beach after conducting an amphibious demonstration during exercise Cobra Gold 2014. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, is designed to advance regional security in the Asia-Pacific region. The U.S. Marines are with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.

(U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joy M. Kirch-Kelling, 14 FEB 2014.)

On one of the Pacific’s picturesque beaches, US Marines wade past a downed Japanese carrier-based dive bomber Aichi D3A ‘Val’ on their way to Agat beach on the island of Guam, 28 July 1944.

On July 21, 1944, the first wave of the Southern Landing Force invaded Guam in Agat. The young men in the assault were part of the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, which consisted of the 4th and 22nd Marine Regiments.

The 4th Marines were to storm onto beaches designated White 1 and 2, establish a beachhead, protect the flank of the brigade, and then proceed to secure Mt. Alifan. The 22nd Marines, after landing at beaches designated Yellow 1 and 2, were to secure Agat Village and drive north and cut off Orote Peninsula.

The battle for the island would last almost three weeks, until oraganised Japanese resistance ended on 10 August and Guam was declared secure. Even so, an estimated 7,500 Japanese soldiers remained 'at large’.

Both the jungles and waters around Guam are still littered today with the wrecks of military hardware left behind from WWII.

Photographer: Paul Dorsey
Image courtesy of the US National Archives and Records Administration

Warrior Wednesday: U.S. Marine Cpl. Carson P. Burke, a rifleman with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, carries an M240G machine gun during the Advanced Infantry Course at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, July 18, 2016. AIC is intermediate training designed to enhance and test the Marine’s skills and leadership abilities as squad leaders in a rifle platoon. 

Photo By: Cpl. Aaron Patterson